The documents, released on Thursday after a two-year appeal by the
state attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, amount to 46 pages of a
multi-volume 1975 report by Judge Bernard Meyer, who was appointed to
investigate whether there was a cover-up of what happened at the prison.
In the unsealed documents,
Meyer wrote that investigators failed to interview people who could
have described horrific abuses, and who could have identified the
perpetrators if they had been contacted promptly. Abuses continued
against inmates, witnesses said, after police and guards regained
“Today, we are shining new light on one of the darkest chapters of
our history,” said Marty Mack, executive deputy attorney general. “We
hope that, with the release of the Meyer report, we can bring the
families of Attica uprising victims closer to closure and help future
generations of Americans learn from this tragic event.”
via New Attica documents reveal inmate accounts of torture after 1971 prison riot | US news | The Guardian.